Blue Ridge Summit Library
The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library is nestled in the south-east corner of Franklin County, serving patrons in PA & MD.
The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library was organized and opened in September 1922 by the late Miss Mary Norwood. For twenty-six years it was housed in a room on the second floor of the Parish House of the Church of the Transfiguration on Summit Avenue, Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania.
The library is now housed in what was a train station of the Western Maryland Railroad. The station was built in 1891. From 1872 to 1957, the station provided passenger service to Blue Ridge Summit. In 1958, the railroad presented the deed to the station and one and one-half acres of land to Mrs. Robert Hearne, President of the Board of Directors of the library, with the following statement:
“In the tradition of the good neighbor, the Western Maryland family deeds to all the families of the Blue Ridge Summit this familiar community meeting place to be used as a free public library, thus continuing in a cultural sense, the close relationship between the railroad and the people”.
The library freely serves communities in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Coyle Free Library
Chambersburg PA 17201
Director: Jill Yaich